Missouri State of America

Missouri, 24th State
Salus populi suprema lex esto
(The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
  • Name (Algonquian Indian word): “Missouri”; “river of the big canoes” or “town of the large canoes,” according to Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology.
  • Governor: Michael L. Parson ( Republican Party)
  • Capital: Jefferson City
  • Population:  6,169,270 (2020), (18th most populous)
  • Location: Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States.
    1. North: Iowa,
    2. East: Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee across the Mississippi River,
    3. South; Arkansas,
    4. West: Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska,
  • Area: 180,546 km2/69,709 mi2, 21st by rank
  • Postal Abbreviation: MO
  • Admitted to Union: August 10, 1821
  • official language: English
1.       State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Flowering Dogwood
  • State Grass: Big Bluestem
  • State flower: White Hawthorn Blossom
  • State food:
    1. State Grape: Norton / Cynthiana Grape
    2. State Dessert: Ice Cream Cone
    3. State Tree Nut: Black Walnut
  • State Animal: Missouri Mule
  • State Aquatic Animal: Paddlefish
  • State Invertebrate: Crayfish
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fish: Channel Catfish
  • State Amphibian: Bullfrog
  • State Dinosaur: Hypsibema missouriense
  • State Reptile: Three-Toed Box Turtle
  • State Bird: Eastern Bluebird
  • State Game Bird: Bobwhite Quail
  • State Horse: Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
  • State Butterfly: none
  • State Fossil: Crinoid (Crinoidea)
  • State Rock: Mozarkite
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: Galena
  • State Song: The Missouri Waltz, Missouri Day
  • State Musical Instrument: Fiddle
  • Poet Laureate: Karen Craigo
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Ship: none
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 178,445 km(68,898 mi2), 18th
  • Water: 2,100 km(811 mi2), 34th
  • the Ozarks Shoreline: 2 km, (1,100 mi)
  • State Forests: 52
  • National Forests: 1
  • State Parks: 48
  • Lakes: 18
  • National Parks: 6
  • Water: 4%
  • Largest city (by area): Kansas City (5 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Kansas (505,198 people)
  • Lowest point: Missouri; 230 feet, 29th lowest
  • Highest point: Taum Sauk Mountain; 1,772 feet, (540 m.), 41st tallest
3.        Facts about Missouri
  • Treats including cotton candy, iced tea, Dr. Pepper, and the waffle cone were introduced in 1904, the World’s Fair in St. Louis, by Missouri
  • Thee are more than 6,000 caves in Missouri and the only cave restaurant in the United States which is found in Richland, Missouri.
  • The tallest man-made monument ever built in the US is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. It is 630 feet tall.
  • In 1873, the first public kindergarten in the United States was opened by Susan Elizabeth Blow, in St. Louis.
  • In University City, Missouri having a yard sale on the front yard is illegal.
  • There are just two-state in the US that has official State grape, one is Missouri.
  • Nickname/s: Show Me State, Gateway to the West, Home of the Blues, The Cave State
  • Key Cities: Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City, Joplin
  • Major industries: Transportation, beverages, defense and aerospace, food processing, mining.
  • Famous for: Branson Country Music Shows, Bass Pro Shops, St. Louis Gateway Arch
  • Area codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Rice
    2. Cotton
    3. Hay
    4. Soybeans
    5. Corn
  • Livestock:

    1. Cattle and calves
    2. Hogs
    3. Goats
    4. Turkey
    5. Horses and Ponies
    6. Broiler Chicken
  • Livestock products:

    1. Calves
    2. Broiler
    3. Dairy Products
    4. Beef
  • Mining:

    1. Lead
    2. Zinc
    3. Gold
    4. Silver
    5. Copper
    6. Iron
    7. Tungsten
    8. Cobalt
    9. Barite
    10. Limestone
    11. Clay, sand, and gravel
    12. Tripoli
  • Fossil fuel:

    1. Coal
    2. Oil
    3. Gas
5.        Mountains

              Mountains: 596 

              Best Mountains to Visit:

  • Taum Sauk Mountain
  • Wildcat Mountain
  • Buford Mountain
  • Lead Hill
  • Russell Mountain
  • Bell Mountain
  • Proffit Mountain
  • Ketcherside Mountain
  • Hogan Mountain
  • Mary Gray Hill
6.       Divisions
  • 114 Counties
  • 106 Cities
  • 284 Towns

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